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Joveljic, Fagúndez, McCarthy guide Galaxy to 2-0 victory over New York City

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Dejan Joveljic scored late in the first half, Diego Fagúndez scored early in the second with an assist from Joveljic, and the Los Angeles Galaxy blanked New York City FC 2-0 on Wednesday night.

John McCarthy finished with four saves to earn his fourth clean sheet of the season for the Galaxy (9-3-7).

Joveljic gave Los Angeles the lead for good when he scored unassisted in the 41st minute with a left-footed shot from the center of the box. It was his 11th goal of the season.

Joveljic added his fourth assist in the 49th minute when Fagúndez found the net for the third time this season.

Matt Freese saved three shots for New York City (9-7-2), which has lost two in a row following a five-match win streak.

NYCFC leads the all-time series 4-3-0 with a 2-3-0 mark in Carson.

The last time NYCFC came to town the Galaxy walked off with a 1-0 victory before a sellout crowd to kick off the 2022 season.

New York City stays on the road to play Nashville SC on Saturday. The Galaxy travel to play Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

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